Shep Pettibone

Shep Pettibone

Real Name:
Robert E. Pettibone Jr.
Profile:
Producer, mixer and remixer whose work in the 80s and early 90s has had a lasting impact on dance music.
He first came to wide attention with his work with Arthur Baker on Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5's "Jazzy Sensation". He also worked as an in-house mixer for Prelude Records and his work can be heard on classics like Loleatta Holloway's "Love Sensation".
At the same time as his recording career was taking shape, he was also producing innovative 'mastermixes' for KISS FM, New York. These became so popular that Prelude Records even released some of them commercially.
Shep Pettibone was also innovative in his approach to remixing tracks. He would break a track down into its components and then use combine these components into longer, more club-friendly tracks for the dancefloor. He soon became in demand for his remix work and worked on remixes for many well-known acts such as Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Janet Jackson, Cathy Dennis, Madonna and Erasure, helping them achieve club and chart success.
He left the music industry in the mid-90s, and is now operating the Empress Hotel in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
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Shep Pettibone Discography

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SPV 52 Carol Williams Carol Williams - No One Can Do It (Like You) (Special Re-Mix: Shep Pettibone) Vanguard Disco SPV 52 US 1981 Sell This Version
ID 712A In Deep* Last Night A DJ Saved My Life ( Remixed By Shep Pettibone ) In Deep* - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life(12", Single) Dance Classics ID 712A US 1981 Sell This Version
PRL 19100 Various Various - 98.7 Kiss FM Presents Shep Pettibone's Mastermixes (Comp, Album) Prelude Records PRL 19100 US 1982 Sell This Version
SG 369 Aurra Checking You Out Aurra - Checking You Out (Single) Salsoul Records SG 369 US 1982 Sell This Version
STSND 001 Various Moment Of My Life (Remix) Various - Street Sounds Edition 1(LP, Comp) Street Sounds STSND 001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
PRL 19102 Various Various - WAIL FM 105 Presents Shep Pettibone's Mastermixes(2xLP, Comp) Prelude Records PRL 19102 US 1982 Sell This Version
PRD 1005 Sharon Redd / Musique Can You Handle It (Remix) Sharon Redd / Musique - Can You Handle It (Remix) / Keep On Jumpin' / In The Bush(12") Prelude Records PRD 1005 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
RHR 1227 Surface Surface - Falling In Love (Single) Salsoul Records RHR 1227 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
SG 419 First Choice Featuring Rochelle Fleming* First Choice Featuring Rochelle Fleming* - Doctor Love (Special Remix) (Single) Salsoul Records SG 419 US 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 3287 Loleatta Holloway Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation (Special R.E.M.I.X.E.D. Versions) (Single, Maxi) Rams Horn Records RHR 3287 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 3245, RAMSH 3245, 3245 Candido Candido - Jingo (Single) Rams Horn Records, Rams Horn Records, Rams Horn Records RHR 3245, RAMSH 3245, 3245 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 6011, RHR 2-6011, 2-6011 Various Various - Kiss 98.7 FM Mastermixes Vol. II (Album, Comp) Rams Horn Records, Rams Horn Records, Rams Horn Records RHR 6011, RHR 2-6011, 2-6011 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
BMC 1527 Mike & Brenda Sutton Don't Let Go Of Me (Grip My Hips And Move Me) Mike & Brenda Sutton - Don't Let Go Of Me (Grip My Hips And Move Me) (Single) BMC Records BMC 1527 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
RHR 3218 First Choice First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (Single, Maxi) Rams Horn Records RHR 3218 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
SG 394 DJ Aurra Baby Love (Instrumental) Aurra - Baby Love(12", Promo) Salsoul Records SG 394 DJ US 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 3249 Weeks & Co. Weeks & Co. - Knock, Knock(12", Single) Rams Horn Records RHR 3249 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
92-0133-0 NV NV - It's Alright (Maxi) Sire, Sire 92-0133-0 France 1983 Sell This Version
BSK 5001, NK 45453 Various Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) Various - Get On Up(Cass, Comp) RCA, RCA BSK 5001, NK 45453 UK 1983 Sell This Version
SG 391 The Salsoul Orchestra The Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) (Single) Salsoul Records SG 391 US 1983 Sell This Version
DM 2 Various Show Me The Way Various - Dance Mix - Dance Hits Volume 2(LP, Comp, Mixed) Epic DM 2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
LP 33305 Various Show Me The Way Various - Discocross No. 5(LP, Mixed) F1 Team LP 33305 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
ARS 3621 Cat Miller Cat Miller - Ready Or Not (Single) BMC Records ARS 3621 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
920 199-0 NV Let Me Dub You and 1 more… NV - Let Me Do You (Maxi) Sire 920 199-0 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
881 750-1 Robey One Night In Bangkok (Special Disco Version) Robey - One Night In Bangkok(12", Maxi) Metronome 881 750-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
49 68219 Fox The Fox Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond (Remix) (Single) Epic 49 68219 US 1984 Sell This Version

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Spinecrawler

Spinecrawler

January 20, 2016
edited 20 days ago
shep should come from retirement and bring his classic flavour to present day artists,interesting it would be to see Mr Pettibone Remix Britney spears,Lady Gaga,ace of base,etc etc etc etc etc etc or even Madonna!!.......Classic music remixer he is but will never forget his weak remix of into the groove for madonna, without a doubt,a truly classic mess
Lworld

Lworld

December 1, 2015
Don't forget Level 42s "Something About You" remix....Legend.
hoogoo

hoogoo

April 6, 2015
Since nobody has taken the time to review Mr. Pettibone, let me be the first. I literally grew up on Shep Pettibone remixes. After discovering the concept of the 'extended remix' thanks to his work with Pet Shop Boys from their first EMI releases through New Order, Depeche Mode and more, I always expected quality when I saw Shep Pettibone in the credits. Somehow he always gave you more of what you loved about the original radio track for double the time, yet left you still wanting more. 'Always On My Mind', 'Something About You', 'Bizarre Love Triangle', 'True Faith', 'Behind The Wheel', 'It's Tricky', 'True Blue'... the man left his indelible stamp all over the best tracks in 80s pop. It wouldn't be too far off to call this guy a legend.